Things To Do
Spanning for 46 kilometres along the Tasman Peninsula, the Three Capes Track is an iconic walk along rugged and awe-inspiring coastline. The track takes a total of four days and three nights to complete, beginning and ending at the Port Arthur Historic Site. From the eco-cruise providing a different perspective on the coves and ancient cliffs, to the walking element which takes you into captivating open spaces and through fragrant eucalypt forests. The track also challenges you to scale The Blade at Cape Pillar and on the final day climb Mount Fortescue. Daily spaces on the track are limited so ensure you book.
Bushwalking and Trails
Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula offer a diverse range of bushwalking and short trail options that suit all abilities. Whether you are looking to take in the regions history, iconic attraction or spectacular views there is always somewhere new to discover on foot. The Coal Mines Historic Site is a great starting spot, learn about the rich history of the site by reading stories of those who lived there while wandering the trails. For scenic views of the coastline make sure to visit Waterfall Bay. Located within the Tasman National Park, the high sea cliffs offer views directly to a waterfall, which after rain, runs straight into the sea.
Tasman Island Cruises
Experience a three-hour cruise along the coastline of the Tasman Peninsula, taking in the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and the magnificent, rugged scenery of the Tasman Island and Cape Pillar. The boat ride between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur will weave you in and out of deep sea caves and take you past an abundance of wildlife such as seals, migrating whales, dolphins and birdlife. You will be left in awe of the waterfalls, rock formations, archways and deep-sea caves located along this untouched part of the world.
Port Arthur Historic Site
The world heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s most iconic tourism destinations and is fundamental to Australian history and culture. The site combines the rich history of the region with its scenic beauty to tell the stories of the harsh discipline and original settlement that once lived there. On your visit you will have access to more than 30 historic buildings, as well as ruins, restored houses, heritage gardens and walking tours. Do you believe in ghosts? If you dare, once night falls, the site also offers ghost tours. Tours run nightly and last an hour and a half.
Tasmania offers an abundance of wildlife from the ground to the air and the ocean. But if you are looking to get up close and personal with one of the islands most iconic inhabitants, the Tasmanian Devil, the Unzoo project is for you. The innovative wildlife experience is dedicated to showcasing the unique animals and fauna of Tasmania while preserving the critically endangered Tasmanian Devil. Guided tours are available allowing you to meet an array animals from quolls, kangaroos, possums, birds of prey and many more. The immersive experience will bring you back into the natural environment of Tasmania, with over 2km of walking trails on site allowing you to explore at your own pace.
Port Arthur Lavender Farm
Family owned and operated, the Port Arthur Lavender Farm is a spectacular property and noted tourist attraction in the region. Immerse yourself in the fields of lavender while strolling along the onsite trails before taking in the ocean views. The farm offers expansive lavender fields most impressive in bloom, a café serving up lavender inspired and flavoured dishes, onsite gift shop providing a range of products produced from the lavender grown onsite and an essential oil distillery set on 18 acres with ocean frontage. Each year more than 16,000 lavender plants are harvested and processed at the farm.